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Electricity initiative reaches 70 mln people

Power Africa, a five-year American presidential initiative launched by former President Barack Obama, has reportedly created 15 million new electrical connections bringing electricity to 70 million people.

Power shortage hinders Djibouti water supply

A Chinese contractor, CGC Overseas Construction (CGC-OC) Group Ltd, has blamed electric power shortages for impeding the operations of the USD 339 million worth trans-boundary water project to pump potable water to neighboring Djibouti.

Saudi energy firm awarded first solar project under PPP

A Saudi Arabian firm, ACWA Power, has won a USD 300 million worth solar Public Venture (PV) contract, becoming the first private company to win a mega project under the Public Private Partnership (PPP), after the PPP Board of Ethiopia approved the bid summited by the firm.

RES4Africa targets filling Africa’s energy gap

Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa (RES4Africa) foundation has marked its seventh annual conference in Addis Ababa at Sheraton Hotel on July 19, 2019, making it the first time the conference is held in the African continent.

Rolling blackout pinches cement industry

The power rationing program that started in April is thwarting the productivity of the cement industry. The local cement manufacturing industry, which has been facing a myriad of challenges, has been hard hit by the power shedding program the state power monopoly, Ethiopian Electric and the Ministry of Water and Energy recently introduced.